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Poster: NoiseCollector Date: Oct 7, 2009 2:04pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: COPYRIGHT ALERT

You must be new... I gave up reporting stuff years ago over copyright issues and was worried something would happen to the archive... it never did.

Drawing attention to the violation privately is better than posting the link, it will only drive downloads up.

I heard they did away with the error reporting feature as well, is that true? That was the best way to notify someone back then...

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Oct 7, 2009 4:35pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: COPYRIGHT ALERT

Yes, compared to some I'm fairly new, and I Agree with what you said about posting the links, that I'm likely only giving people looking for free copyrighted material some leads. Thats why from here on I'll only post the links in e-mails to the Archive. Someone a while back posted the Archive's phone number and I've since lost it, so if someone who knows could post it again, I'll try giving that a shot. Could be that it will be wasted effort too but I'm not ready to give up on it yet. It does seem like the ship's going full steam ahead but no one's at the helm.

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Oct 7, 2009 5:13pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: COPYRIGHT ALERT

"It does seem like the ship's going full steam ahead but no one's at the helm. "

that's exactly how I feel about the situation right now.

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Oct 7, 2009 5:15pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: COPYRIGHT ALERT

Yeah, the error reporting feature is gone, and you're right, it was the best way to catch these illegal uploads when they got past the moderator.

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Poster: finnobrit Date: Oct 7, 2009 4:34pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: COPYRIGHT ALERT

On top of all the other problems this makes me wonder if archive.org's days are really numbered.

If they can't respond to this kind of thing, it will be overrun with pirated video and music, and who knows what kind of other illegal material might show up if the staff continue their indifference (are there even any staff?).

Legal download sites need to have an active moderation system with a clear violation reporting system too. If both of these are absent then such a site simply cannot go on, it will be shut down sooner or later. Apart from anything else the bandwidth costs would become horrendous.

I really can't see archive.org continuing if the moderators don't start moderating right now. They're allowing the best Public Domain and Creative Commons site on the web to disintegrate.

This post was modified by finnobrit on 2009-10-07 23:34:46